[amsat-bb] Re: Yaesu LVB Nova issues - Help
gouldsmi at bellsouth.net
Thu Jul 2 20:28:36 PDT 2009
The chances are the problem is in the data exchange from Nova - Comm port -
USB driver. The LVB Tracker is a data receiver and then it acts on the
data. I have an LVB Tracker running off a IBM laptop and a Compaq tower,
both using XP. I am using SatPC32 on both computers. The laptop drops the
comm link sometimes, but the tower is rock solid. A laptop, Windows, FTDI
drivers and dll to get the data to the logical com port can generate a good
bit of finger pointing when things don't work.
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Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 11:10 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Yaesu LVB Nova issues - Help
> Thanks for those answering my questions on my odd 5400 motors 5600B
> control box situation.
> Now I have it working with LVB Tracker and Nova.
> But the motors stop tracking after a few minutes.
> First it seems to track fine, with motors turning as Nova instructs.
> But after a few minutes of activating and turning motors here and there,
> the motors don't seem to respond to the Nova software to move any more.
> I have to shut down Nova (getting a cannot write to file error), reboot
> the computer (otherwise when I go to Nova I get an error msg that the
> device is already connected? (but no response)), and restart Nova.? Then
> the motors will seem to track as Nova directs, but only for a few minutes
> and then motors stop working again.? I cannot tell if it is a computer
> problem (IBM T41 laptop, Win XP), or LVB (just got), or what?
> Any clues??
> Thanks for the space.
> Bennett ko2ok
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